Suncoast View: Best BBQ on the Suncoast

There are so many choices on the Suncoast.  From tiny weekend stands to new authentic Central BBQ, and don't forget, it is also national beef month, so a fine selection of Prime steaks from the Fresh Market with great seasoning salts.  While we can't feature everyone each time we host these segments, with a little guidance from the Suncoast Food writers, we have a pretty, darn good selection.

Brick's Smoked Meats. 1528 State Street. Sarasota, Florida 34236. Phone: 941-993-1435. www.BricksSmokedMeats.com

Gold Rush BBQ. 661 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285. (941) 483-3137. GoldRushBBQ.com

Mission BBQ. 4501 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207. Phone: (941) 209-4887.

Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse. 19 East Road. Sarasota, FL 34240. 941.312.5969. https://www.facebook.com/StottlemyersSmokehouse

Culinary Director

As the Culinary Director for ABC 7, I whip up cooking segments on ABC 7 News at Noon, along with recipes, cooking tips, reviews and great food finds on MySuncoast Dining at www.mysuncoast.com